I have chosen Memorial Day, 2014 to announce a Kickstarter project for an eBook I am writing, How To Restore Bronze Plaques and Memorials.
Memorial Day, also known as Decoration Day, is one that especially focuses on monuments and memorials — often in the form of bronze — dedicated to those who have fallen in service to our country. We want their memory to serve as a lasting tribute. In visiting cemeteries and historic sites, unfortunately you will see that the vast majority of the bronze plaques and memorials have succumbed to the effects of the weather, hard water and pollution, which makes them hard to read; leaving the impression they are no longer important.
The only real remedy to this situation is to completely restore them, which is a daunting task if you don’t know how to do it. My eBook How To Restore Bronze Plaques and Memorials, will take you step by step through the whole process. With it, anyone who wants to spend an afternoon and a little energy, will experience the joy of giving these bronze tributes a new life and a renewed voice.
Kickstarter.com is a crowd funding site that allows people to fund projects they like. My eBook is going to cost money to do it right, which is why I am using Kickstarter. My project will be fully operational in a few days, but if you are potentially interested, I will be keeping people informed on this blog. If you subscribe, you will be notified when something new has been posted.
Thank you, James R. Walker
One of the bronzes commemorates “All those members of the Special Air Service Regiment who have died in the service of their country and have given their lives to uphold the principles of freedom and justice”.
Click to read story by Ben Farmer, Defence Correspondent The Telegraph 6/4/14
“A plaque dedicated to Lieut Henry Robertson ‘Birdie’ Bowers, who took part in the ill fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole, was unveiled on May 30 at 11am.
“It was erected by the Bexley Civic Society at 13 Carlton Road, Sidcup, where the explorer had lived from 1891 to 1897.”
Click to read story by Molly Kersey, reporter, Bixley Times 6/3/14
“A Deputy Sheriff who died back in 1982 trying to stop two men from robbing a bar in West Philadelphia now has a plaque dedicated in his honor, laid in the sidewalk in front of the Criminal Justice Center.”
Click to read story by Steve Tawa philadelphia.cbslocal.com 6/1/14
“A startling discovery was made by Dennis Spearman after the snow melted from Syracuse Cemetery Bronze markers had disappeared.
Click to read story by Deb Patterson staceypageonline.com 5/27/14
“Friends and family members of 9/11 victims are scratching personalized messages into the bronze panel honoring them at the Memorial Museum, according to a report from the New York Post.”
Click to read story by Alex Napoliello NJ.com 5/27/14
“PETERSBURG – The city is proudly displaying its brick and mortar battle wounds just in time for the Civil War sesquicentennial. In collaboration with the National Parks Service, the High Street Association and the city of Petersburg, the city is issuing two different plaques to honor buildings that have been hit by artillery during the Siege of Petersburg or were standing at the time of the war.”
Click to read story by Leah Small (staff writer) progress-index.com 5/24/14
“As an ardent genealogist, Harold Kravis enjoys playing detective.
These days, the Livingston resident and member of Congregation Ahavas Sholom in Newark is engaged in a major hunt. He is searching for the whereabouts of a memorial plaque honoring his great-grandfather, Morris Kravitz, who came to Newark from Poland in 1903.”
Click to read story by Robert Wiener njjewishnews.com 5/14/14
“A bronze plaque honoring Wilton Lanning and the late W.W. “Foots” Clements was unveiled Thursday at the Dr Pepper Museum and the Free Enterprise Institute in Waco. The plaque honors the men’s dream of establishing the facility. More than 1.4 million visitors have toured the museum since May 1991.
Click to ready story wacotrib.com 5/9/14